Katie M. Flynn (@other_katie) grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Orange County, California, and she’s been obsessed with dichotomies ever since. Before earning her MFA from the University of San Francisco, she studied geography and border politics and worked as a cartographer. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Carve Magazine, Hobart, Indiana Review, Joyland Magazine, Superstition Review, and elsewhere. Her story “Island Rule” won Colorado Review’s 2017 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. She’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice and was a finalist in Literary Death Match’s Bookmark Contest and Indiana Review’s Short Fiction Prize. Katie was the fiction editor at The Indianola Review and serves currently as a nonfiction reader at The New England Review. She lives in San Francisco.
What she's looking for: "I want a story that feels new, like I have something to learn from it. I want momentum and specificity, sentences with heat that hit multiple registers. I love humor and darkness, and most of all the two combined. I like a thick understory though I don’t need to know it all, so edit well, edit wisely. And I love to see experimentation with voice and form when it’s in service of the story."